The West Michigan Symphony orchestra will be joined by coloratura soprano Diane Penning and singer/arranger Paul Langford for Hollywood’s Greatest Melodies this weekend.
The New Year is off to a busy start for Edye Evans Hyde. The Grand Rapids-based performer is playing shows throughout February, including two this week in Grand Rapids.
Winfred Rembert grew up in the cotton fields. As a young boy, he worked picking cotton, making 50 cents to $1 in a day. Later in life, he returned to the backbreaking labor as a member of a prison chain gang. He said it’s important to him to document the stories of the cotton fields because they contain a history that many Black people don’t know about.
With Punxsutawney Phil promising six more weeks of winter (we think that’s an optimistic estimate), Grand Rapids nonprofits helping homeless individuals and families are still in need of winter gear to help those in need stay warm.
Michigan Overboard donates 21 percent of its profits to water protection and conservation-focused nonprofits. That isn’t just some random number either, 21 percent of the surface fresh water on planet Earth is right here in the Great Lakes basin.
The Grand Rapids Symphony unveiled its 2018-2019 season yesterday, describing the upcoming performances as promoting diversity, encouraging equity and nurturing inclusivity through music.
Whichever team you’ll be cheering for during the Super Bowl this weekend, Grand Rapids sports bars & breweries are ready to keep you hydrated.